Orion XT8i Dob
9x50 RACI Finder TELRAD Reflex Sight
Agena SWA 38mm 70 FOV 2" EP
Orion 25+10mm Sirius Plossl 52 FOV EP
ES 82* 11mm, 18mm 2" ES 68* 24mm
6mm, 25mm Ortho. EP
Televue 3X Barlow
Filters Baader Continuum, UV/IF cut, Lumicon UHC, DGM OIII.
SkySafari T-Ring and Adaptor for Olympus E-510 Oly sz-14 SteadyPix Deluxe iOptron SkyTracker 7.7lb Electro Dot Sight RD400X
Celestron Super C8+ (deforked) Atlas EQ-G Mount Celestron Onyx 80mm ED F Canon T4i (unmodified)
Live for now......not tomorrow.
Quote:Here's my first attempt at something other than a planet: M42 (of course), unguided, 60 seconds at ISO 160 with my little Panasonic DMC-GX1. I think I'm addicted.
Meade 8" LX90 Zhumell Z10 Orion StarBlast 4.5 Explore Scientific 82* EP Set Viewing from an orange zone...
LX 200 10" GPS Orion Awesome AutoGuider Meade 4 speed microfocuser Milburn Wedge Vixen flip mirror
Celestron NexStar 8SE f/10 SCT with StarSense Orion 120mm ST f/5 Refractor Explore Scientific 80ED, Triplet, f/6 Refractor Coronado PST Ha Solar Scope Meade ETX Astro, 90mm Mak, the original Celestron CG-4 mount, for sale Celestron CG-5 Go-To mount Desert Sky Astro DSV-2 Alt Az, Oberwerk Tripod iOptron SkyTracker Orion 14 x 70 binoculars, DIY binomount Member, Northern Colorado Astronomical Society http://ncastro.org/
4.5", 6", and 10" Newtonian astrographs.
2 ST80s; ED80; 3 CCD cameras; 5 EQ mounts: all polished, tuned, and modified.
The rule of telescope features: aperture; equatorial tracking; or low cost. Pick any two.
Quote:This is one from the first shots i took with my Symax 90mm Skywatcher, with a Canon A3200 IS, with 20mm lens. I've adjusted the contrast etc alsohttps://skydrive.live.com/#cid=3711BC6165D94A8E&id=3711BC6165D94A8E!167
Quote:Okay, it's not my first astrophoto (those are a little further up in the thread), but this is my first image with my new mount, new camera, and new guider. M42 (surprise surprise), 80 minutes total exposure with SBIG STF-8300M. Stacked in DSS, levels adjusted and channels combined in Photoshop. I'm pretty proud of it, though it's pretty rudimentary processing.-- Chris
Chris Celestron C8 "Orange Tube" Orion XT6 Dobsonian